Date Added: Jan 2011
Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V and the Microsoft System Center portfolio give IT organizations the flexibility to dynamically deliver IT services to end users. With the recent release of the Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal solution, virtualized private cloud initiatives can now effectively provide self-service provisioning and business models, greatly improving access to IT services for end users. However, it also creates a need for proper metering and measurement of the IT services consumed. This podcast introduces the VKernel Chargeback solution for Hyper-V, demonstrate the need for IT chargeback solutions, and explain how the VKernel Chargeback solution is architected to provide visibility and reporting into private cloud consumption and costs.